Author: Caroline Alexander
Hardcover: 160 pages
150 photographs by Frank Hurley
Ernest Shackleton was hoping to be the first to cross the icey vastness of Antarctica on foot. Eighty miles short of its destination, his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and then crushed in the freezing Weddell Sea. They were stranded on the floes for twenty-two months, had to eat their dogs and sailed hundreds of miles of the most hostile seas on earth in small, open boats. Yet they all survived. This book uses the words and images of the expedition members themselves to offer us a riveting account of one of history's greatest epics of survival. and presents for the first time Frank Hurley's landmark exhibition.
Caroline Alexander is the curator of the American Museum of Natural History's forthcoming exhibition on Shackleton's journey. She is the author of four previous books and has written for The New Yorker, Granta, and other publications.
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